Celebrate equality, difference, and diversity in Midlothian

Celebrate the contribution that different groups make to their communities by getting involved with Equal Midlothian Week (5-10th March 2018).
Celebrate the contribution that different groups make to their communities by getting involved with Equal Midlothian Week (5-10th March 2018).

Celebrate the contribution that different groups make to their communities by getting involved in Equal Midlothian Week, March 5-10.

The purpose of Equal Midlothian Week is to raise awareness of equality issues and to promote a more equal Midlothian.

A range of organisations working on equalities issues will be holding events during the week to highlight the work they do to create a fairer, more inclusive Midlothian. This includes sessions about disability issues, housing, mental health, support for minority ethnic groups and kinship care.

The week culminates with the Midlothian Mela in the Glencorse Centre on Saturday, March 10. This annual event features music, dance, artistic performances, workshops and food. There will also be activities for adults, young people and children. Come along to this family friendly event and celebrate the work people do on equalities in Midlothian.

Midlothian’s equalities engagement officer Erin Cuthbertson said: “Celebrate diversity in Midlothian by popping in to some of the free events being held during the week. Not only will you get to find out more about Midlothian’s diverse population but you will also have an opportunity to meet new people. The Mela is a popular annual fixture now and each year it gets bigger and better so put that date in your diary now!”

You can see the full programme at www.midlothian.gov.uk/equal-midlothian.

Equal Midlothian Week in Midlothian is supported by the Midlothian People’s Equality Group and Health in Mind.